CARTHAGE The River Area Council of Governments agreed Tueday to finance the swim program at the Twin Villages pool, County Route 45.
In partnership with the YMCA, swim lessons will be offered for youths from the towns of Wilna and Champion and villages of Carthage and West Carthage at Carthage High School.
The council also approved the purchase of plastic Adirondack-style chairs for the beach area at the outer Bridge Street swimming pool. Paid lifeguards oversee the Twin Villages pool. The program costs $16,950.